The colour in the catalogue illustration is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly cooler in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Very close inspection reveals some tiny media accretions, superficial scuffs and scratches in isolated places throughout and a few tiny nicks in isolated places to some of the protruding elements. Further very close inspection reveals some superficial surface dirt in places throughout most notably to the base and to the lower register of the sculpture. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."